Giving Compass' Take:

· According to The Hill, Senator Lamar Alexander is hoping to finish his rewrite of the Higher Education Act by the end of this year where he addresses FAFSA, loan repayments, and much more. 

· What are some common requests for reform in higher education? 

· Here's how the Higher Education Act is spurring change in K-12 education

Simplified applications for financial aid, fewer loan repayment options, and a new accountability system for colleges are Sen. Lamar Alexander’s top priorities for a pending reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, he said Monday.

Alexander, speaking at the American Enterprise Institute, also said he is committed to working with Democrats to address hot-button issues surrounding federal Title IX regulations that govern how schools handle allegations of sexual misconduct, though he acknowledged that resolving the issues might prove difficult.

Rewriting the nation’s more than 50-year-old higher education law has long been a priority for Alexander, the current chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and a former education secretary, governor, and university president.

Read the full article about America’s Higher Education Act by Carolyn Phenicie at The 74.